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How does a roo keep track?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ridgefire, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of his flock. Does he count them?


    I had the flock out free ranging. I was cleaning their run, when I was done cleaning I took a few hand full of sun flower seeds and threw them in the run, just for a surprise when they were to go back in.

    3 of the girls seen me do this and came a running. They were in eating the seeds and where the rest of the flock, they couldnt see them. I noticed my roo picked his head up and scanned the flock and its like he realized he was missing 3. He started running, and searching till he found them.

    I guess I never really thought he would keep track of them like that.
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Neat - My roo doesn't seem to care THAT much!
     
  3. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah thats what I always thought too. Either that or the 3 eating made a noise saying yummy seeds. Dont know, just really surprised me.
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Mine gets all bent out of shape if he is suddenly missing girls, he lets out a string of vocalizations, and starts searching for them.

    Sometimes you'd swear he was cursing! [​IMG]
     

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